Danish Frandsen White Ball Table Wall Lamp Enamel Magnetic Vintage Retro Light Atomic Era
Frandsen Danish Magnetic Enamel Table Wall Lamp.
When I was a child in the 1980s my sister and I had these cute lamps on our bedroom walls, she had yellow and I had red!!
White/cream coloured enamelled metal lamp on a metal stand.
Vintage magnetic enamel ball lamp, designed by Benny Frandsen in 1968.
Made by ABO in Randers, Denmark, in the 1970s/80s.
The enamel ball is connected by magnetism to its stand, enabling it be moved to direct the light as required. The stand can be used as a base for a table lamp or attached to the wall as wall light. When removed from its stand the lamp can be hung from the ceiling as a small pendant light.
15cm high. 10cm wide.
The lamp is in very good full working vintage condition with some signs of age.
We believe that this lamp has been resprayed at some point. It has been done very well and we only think this because the label on the base has been painted over.
It has been rewired with a new switch.
We can fit a British/Irish, European, Aus/NZ plug or American* plug.
Takes a E14 SES bulb, maximum 40w. Because the lamp is metal, and incandescent/traditional light bulbs get very hot, we recommend using a LED light bulb maximum 7w.
*If used in the USA/100/110/120v we recommend using a low energy/LED bulb, maximum 7w. You can use a E14>E12 adapter to enable it to take American standard E12 bulbs. Alternatively, E14 bulbs should be available online in North America
Frandsen's 1968 design was probably influenced by Verner Panton's 1959 'Topan' Lamp. The Frandsen Ball was originally produced as a 18cm wide pendant and magnetic wall lamp in brown and orange, the fashionable colours of the day. The magnetic wall lamp, in particular, became extremely popular in Denmark in the 1970s/80s and most Danish homes would have had at least one. These days ball lamps are made by the Frandsen company in China, but back then they were made by several Scandinavian lighting companies.
Note that we have attempted to show and state the condition as accurately as possible but this is a pre-loved, vintage item and some minor signs of age and/or use are to be expected. There may also be slight variations in the colours shown due to lighting, the camera lens and the device the image is viewed through.